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Workforce Spotlight: Information Workers Want Keyboards With Their Tablets

While Keyboards Face Relative Decline, Their Importance To Workforce Computing Remains Steady

August 15, 2013

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The value of tablets to workers lies in their hyper-portability: They allow workers to engage in computing scenarios in more places, adding relevance and convenience to the computing experience. With workers using tablets on the go, keyboards might not appear to be a natural fit as an accessory. In general, physical keyboards are losing ground to newer user-input methods such as touchscreens, voice control, and gestures. Nevertheless, information workers (employees who use a computer or smartphone at least an hour a day for work) report strong interest in having a keyboard accessory to use with their tablets. This report reveals how and why workers want keyboards.

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